BEA Systems and NEC Corporation Collaborate to Enable Rapid IMS Service Creation and Delivery
Successful Interoperability Testing of BEA WebLogic SIP Server and NEC IMS Platform Brings New Revenue Opportunities for Service Providers
Core News Facts
• Industry leaders in their respective market areas (BEA in Services Layer, NEC in Session Layer) are collaborating to help accelerate the adoption of IMS-based next-generation telecom networks.
• Network operators who have deployed, or are considering, NEC solutions for IMS networks, can now trust BEA WebLogic SIP Server as a pre-tested IMS application server solution for their NEC-based IMS networks.
• The BEA-NEC partnership not only signifies their close collaboration in the APAC markets, but also their intent to cooperate on a global basis to help accelerate IMS network and services adoption.
HONG KONG, ITU Telecom, BEA Booth #5009 Telecom Village, Hall 5 & 7; Asia World Expo—Dec. 4, 2006—BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise and communications infrastructure software, today announced a successful collaboration with NEC Corporation to help accelerate the adoption of next-generation telecom networks and services by telecom network operators, based on the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architectural standard. This collaboration is designed to help customers deploy new services on NEC IMS networks faster, easier and with more flexibility than ever before.
The two companies have successfully completed interoperability testing between NEC’s IMS platform and BEA WebLogic® SIP Server, the industry’s first converged Java EE-SIP-IMS application server, providing a comprehensive, integrated, and uniquely differentiated service execution environment that has been proven in carrier-class environments. BEA WebLogic SIP Server is the powerful, award-winning IMS application server component of the BEA WebLogic® Communications Platform product family. With the completion of this interoperability testing, BEA and NEC are solidifying their partnership and offering the telecommunications network industry a pre-integrated, best-of-breed, IMS network and services solution.
“Network operators have spoken: they want a flexible IMS architecture that can enable them to deliver next-generation services quickly and efficiently,” said Mike McHugh, vice president and general manager, BEA WebLogic Communications Platform. “This joint BEA-NEC IMS offering is designed to help enable operators to establish tangible revenue generating opportunities from new and innovative IMS services with a shorter deployment time.”
The pre-tested interoperability between BEA WebLogic® SIP Server and NEC IMS platform is designed to offer several benefits for network operators. First, the pre-tested joint solution is designed to help reduce time-to-market and cost-of-integration for operators deploying an IMS network and services layer architecture, based on a powerful IMS application server. Plus, by creating unique IMS services based BEA WebLogic SIP Server, in combination with IMS service enablers, operators can realize uniquely differentiated, high quality, multimedia services more rapidly and more cost-effectively.
BEA Systems and NEC have agreed to continue to work together on customer implementations using the wide range of products and services within their portfolios. Through this joint collaboration, NEC can provide not only an IMS platform, but also the network service enablers, as key parts of a SIP application server, so that rich IMS services can be created using various network capabilities.
BEA and NEC Bring Unique Technology Strengths to Market
NEC’s IMS platform brings voice and data services together, helping to allow operators to generate new revenues by developing and deploying a variety of new revenue-generating services. NEC’s IMS product line-up is built on telecom industry standards-based architecture and protocols (3GPP and 3GPP2) to enable operators to implement networks which can deliver new multimedia communication services.
BEA WebLogic SIP Server is designed to provide enhanced support for IMS. The product supports the key IMS application server standard interfaces specified by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP). BEA WebLogic SIP Server is a converged Java EE-IMS application server, designed to provide an integrated and cost-effective foundation for an IMS services layer architecture, with a single converged application container supporting all the key IT and telecom protocols and interfaces, such as SIP, HTTP, Java EE, XCAP, Diameter, ISC and Web Services. By standardizing BEA WebLogic SIP Server as the core IMS application server, network operators can use their IMS services layer to rapidly create, deliver, and modify new and innovative IP multimedia communication and collaboration services, while helping to maintain a very cost-effective IMS service.
BEA WebLogic SIP Server is a key component of the BEA SOA 360° platform. Announced in Sept. at BEAWorld 2006 in San Francisco, the BEA SOA 360° platform is designed to deliver the industry’s most unified SOA platform and spans all three of BEA’s product families, AquaLogic, WebLogic, Tuxedo® and the company’s newly unveiled SOA collaborative tooling environment, BEA Workspace 360°. (See Sept. 19, 2006, press release titled “BEA Announces SOA 360°; Industry’s most unified SOA Platform to transform and optimize business.”). For more information about BEA WebLogic SIP Server, please visit bea.com/sip, and the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform, please visit bea.com/wlcom.
BEA Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. BEA’s SOA 360° platform is the industry’s most unified SOA platform for business transformation and optimization, in order to improve cost structures and grow new revenue streams. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to achieve Business LiquidITy™ can be found at bea.com.
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